System Engineering Applied to Fuenmayor Karst Aquifer (San Julian de Banzo, Huesca) and Collins Glacier (King George Island, Antarctica) - Springer Theses (Paperback)David Chinarro (author)
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This thesis tackles fundamental questions concerning the discharge of a pre-Pyrenean karst aquifer system and an Antarctic glacier system, utilizing a system engineering methodology and data-driven approach. It presents for the first time a simplified and effective linear transfer function for karst aquifers. The author provides detailed wavelet spectrum results, which reveal certain non-linearities in drought periods. In addition, structures based on Hammerstein-Wiener blocks have yielded a nonlinear model that is substantially more efficient than its linear counterparts.
Another pioneering finding is the use of wavelet coherence between glacier discharge and air temperature to estimate SEC (Seasonal Effective Core) boundaries. The yearly SEC is essential to obtaining a model based on Hammerstein-Wiener structures, which offers considerably higher efficiency. Moreover, two different types of glacier dynamics have been discovered (over damped and overshoot), depending on the annual cycle and the SEC average temperature.
Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
Number of pages: 161
Weight: 2876 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 10 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 201
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